Kenya records 147 new Covid-19 cases, 54 health workers contract virus


Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (Photo/Courtesy)

Kenya on Thursday reported 147 new Covid-19 cases, having tested 2, 831 samples.

Nairobi and Mombasa remain the hotspots for coronavirus, recording 90 and 41 new cases respectively.

In addition,  54 health workers have tested positive for the virus, and this is 3.5 per cent of the total cases. No health worker has succumbed to coronavirus.

Thirteen patients have been discharged from hospital the last 24 hours, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in Kiambu county.

This brings the total number of recoveries to 421. However, three more patients have died from the disease. One of the patients was from Thika, while the other two were from Mombasa. The total number of deaths has risen to 58.

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Kenya now has 1, 139 active Covid-19 cases from the 1, 618 people who have now tested positive for Covid-19 since March 12. The country has so far tested 70, 172 people.

In terms of age distribution, the youngest is a one-year-old and the oldest is 87 years old.

Kibera accounts for 35 of the 147 new Covid-19 cases.

These cases are spread across the county, with 90 cases in Nairobi, Mombasa (41), Kiambu (4), Nyeri (two), Uasin Gishu (two), Kajiado (1), Kilifi (one), Embu (one).

In Nairobi, there 15 in Langata, nine in Makadara, eight in Westlands, six in Embakasi Central, five in Embakasi West, two in Kamukunji and one in Mathare.

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